ANC bids farewell to Mandela

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Members of the African National Congress have paid their final tributes to Nelson Mandela at a ceremony in a Pretoria airbase.

The former South African President’s coffin accompanied by members of his family was taken there from a mortuary in the city.

More than 1,000 people attended the service including the current President Jacob Zuma.

At least 100,000 people saw Mandela’s body lying in state in Pretoria this week, with some people being turned away.

The first democratically elected president of South Africa died on December 5 and his funeral ceremony will take place on Sunday at his ancestral home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

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